Malaysia shuns religion as campaign issue

Opposition Islamic party makes history by fielding an ethnic Chinese Christian candidate.

    Malaysians are set to head to the polls on Sunday in what is expected to be the closest election in more than 50 years.

    Since independence from Britain, politicians have sought to exploit differences between people of various races and religion. But analysts say a majority of Malaysians have moved beyond religion as a campaign issue.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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